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Washington State Men Sentenced in Gun Thefts

By Law Office of Scott Lawrence, PLLC  May. 21, 2013 11:39a

Three men were sentenced this month in Superior Court after pleading guilty in a burglary of 41 guns from a Sportco store. The men broke into the store on December 17, 2011 in the early morning hours and smashed open display cases where the guns were kept. They stole 39 guns and two rifles before making their getaway. One of the men pleaded guilty to burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, trafficking in stolen property, and conspiracy to commit trafficking in stolen property. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. The second man was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to trafficking in stolen property as well as conspiracy. The third man was sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading to one count of possession of a stolen gun. A fourth man was also charged in the incident whose trial occurred later; he was charged with 45 felonies.

Some of the weapons that were stolen were used in a robbery according to law enforcement authorities. Others were alleged to have been sold or traded.

Burglary in the first degree in Washington is a Class A felony and in the second degree is a Class B felony. Felonies carry penalties of a year or more of incarceration along with fines.

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Theft crimes, such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, identity theft, credit card theft, and similar crimes carry severe punishments in Washington. Anyone arrested for these crimes should consult with a qualified defense attorney as soon as possible. Those who are convicted will face the future with a permanent criminal record which can seriously limit opportunities in terms of employment, professional licenses, and more.

The Law Office of Scott Lawrence, PLLC is a criminal defense firm based in Everett that provides competent legal representation to anyone accused of a crime, from DUI to domestic violence, drug crimes, theft crimes, weapon charges, traffic tickets, and more. Attorney Lawrence has a 12-year background as a Washington State licensed private investigator. He also has a science degree in chemistry which gives clients facing DUI charges a strong advantage. No matter what type of criminal charges you are facing, he uses thorough investigative and legal techniques to help you win the most favorable outcome. Contact his firm to schedule an initial, free case consultation immediately following any arrest.

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